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Narayan Silva  ★ plant-powered ★ nomad made in Brazil ★ living trust & mindfulness ★ host of meaningful conversations

Living a plant-based life in Ubud is not only easy, it is such a delight! There are some amazing vegan places, and even random (and cheap) restaurants have at least a few very yummy vegan options.
This is the photo of the most common dish you can find everywhere, the Nasi Campur. It's a scoop of rice surrounded by small portions of other dishes, and that can always be made vegan. I've tried many different Nasi Campurs, and none has disappointed me so far 😋
#ubud #bali #indonesia #nasicampur

Today according to my plans I was supposed to be in Japan, surrounded by 60 people and a lovely team hosting another Art of Hosting training. But apparently life had other plans for me.

After not being able to get a visa to Japan, I had just a few days to decide where to be for a whole month, because I needed to leave Taiwan (my visa was expiring). I decided to come to Ubud, in Bali, Indonesia. To be honest I never had much desire to come to Bali, but this time I had such a strong intuition that this is the place I should go that I really couldn't say no to it.

So, this is my current home. I've been a few km outside of Ubud at the beautiful Ashram Munivara for the last 2 weeks. The people here are very kind and authentic, and have welcomed me and given me the space for working on my most important project in life recently: just BEING.

I'm so grateful that life always decides what is right for me, even when I have my exciting plans.

#ashram #spiritualjourney #ubud #bali #indonesia #nomad #nomadlife

Oh, Vietnam. I remember so well the first time I stepped into the airport in Hanoi. It was the end of July 2015. I was there to meet the community, feel the city and sense if it was the right place for me to be in the following 1-2 years.
It was a very easy choice. I was immediately seduced by the addictive combination I found there: passion, possibility, curiosity, openness and creative chaos... Now, almost 2 years later, I can say that moving to Hanoi was one of the best decisions of my life so far. I'm incredibly grateful for all the love I received there, the friends I've made, the experiences I had. Thank you so much, to all of you who have crossed my path and helped making this time unforgettable. Hanoi, Vietnam, Knowmads, you will always be in my heart. ❤

Of course, it wasn't always easy. Hanoi also likes to throw its imperfections on your face. If I wasn't coming from almost 2 years in Beijing, I would probably have liked to stay longer. But I had to listen to my body.
After an amazing but intense "doing mode" I've been living since I left Sweden in 2013, it's time to take it easier. It's time for "being". For learning on my own pace, and not only learning by doing. For choosing new projects to get involved with that fit my next level of evolution. For harvesting the learnings from the last 4 years. For reconnection with old friends and family. For silence, retreat, and listening to what's next. It feels good!
For now, my home is Taipei. Until...who knows? 😊

"Relax without laziness
Focus without tension
Perceive without projecting
Witness without judging
Enjoy without craving
Reflect without imagining
Love without condition
Give without demanding
Receive without possessing
Serve without self-seeking
Challenge without dominating
Meditate without identity
Correct without blaming
Overcome without pride
Laugh without cynicism
Cry without pity
Confront without hatred
Guide without superiority
Be without self-defining
Live without arrogance
Enter without self-importance
Depart without regret
Be one with God" ~ Mooji

The shiny green of the leaves inside the amazing cave we explored on our last day in Ha Giang.

#HaGiang #vietnam #southeastasia #nomadlife #naturelovers

The magic of the mountain and its people never fails to impress me.

#HaGiang #Vietnam #sunset #nomadlife #southeastasia

Those pure laughs that melt any heart.
We just had a beautiful afternoon discovering a tiny village literally at the end of the road on top of a mountain.

Risadas gostosas que derretem o coração de qualquer um! Ao final de uma tarde incrível literalmente no fim da estrada no alto da montanha em algum lugar de Ha Giang, no norte do Vietnã.

#HaGiang #Vietnam #pureheart #nomadlife #southeastasia

We went to the weekly market this morning at a village near Quan Ba and made some new little friends. ☺️ #Vietnam #HaGiang #traveltheworld #southeastasia #nomad #nomadlife

This is the view from our balcony. In the morning we say "Good morning Uncle Ho!", and before sleeping we say "Good night Uncle Ho!" 😁

Today is one of those days that remind me how much I love being in Hanoi. Meeting good people for doing good work, eating yummy Vietnamese food, enjoying the blue sky and the privilege to live somewhere so special that I would have never imagined I would be at if life hadn't strongly called me here.
I'm still at the right place doing the right things with the right people, and that feels just awesome!

Nothing but flowers.

"I have arrived. I am home." I will be at a mindfulness retreat for the next 5 days with some friends and other hundreds of young people and Buddhist monks at a Plum Village center in Thailand.

I have just discovered that we will be constantly practicing those 5 mindfulness trainings:
. Reverence for life
. True happiness
. True love
. Loving speech and deep listening
. Nourishment and healing

I'm very excited about deepening my mindfulness practice, resting and meeting some new good people.

#thailand #plumvillage #mindfulness #meditation #thichnhathanh #retreat

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